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Common White-Tern

Gygis alba (Sparrman, 1786)

The White Tern (Gygis alba) is a small seabird found across the tropical oceans of the world. It is sometimes known as the Fairy Tern although this name is potentially confusing as it is the common name of the Fairy Tern Sternula nereis. Other names for the species include Angel Tern and White Noddy. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Charadriiformes
Family:
  Laridae
Genus:
  Gygis

Scientific:
  Gygis alba

Citation:
  (Sparrman, 1786)

Reference:
  Mus.Carls. fasc.1 pl.11

Protonym:
  Sterna alba

Avibase ID:
  78D0F675ABF2EF48

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/78D0F675

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 176954

Geographic range:

  • Gygis alba alba: Fernando de Noronha, Trinidade, Martin Vas Rocks, Ascension and St. Helena islands
  • Gygis alba leucopes: Henderson I. and Pitcairn I.
  • Gygis alba candida: Seychelles and Mascarene islands and s Pacific to Hawaii, Clipperton and Cocos islands
English:
Common White-Tern
Catalan:
Xatrac blanc comú
Czech:
nody bělostný
Danish:
Atlantisk Silketerne
German:
Feenseeschwalbe
Spanish:
Charrán blanco común
Finnish:
keijutiira
French:
Gygis blanche
Croatian:
Bijela čigra
Hungarian:
tündércsér
Italian:
Sterna bianca
Japanese:
shiroajisashi
Japanese:
シロアジサシ
Lithuanian:
Baltoji fėja
Dutch:
Witte Stern
Norwegian:
Silketerne
Polish:
rybitwa biala
Portuguese:
Grazina
Portuguese (Brazil):
grazina
Russian:
Белая крачка
Slovak:
gygis biely
Serbian:
Bela čigra
Swedish:
Fetärna
Ukrainian:
Крячок білий
Chinese:
白燕鸥
Chinese (Traditional):
白燕鷗


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Common White-Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Common White-Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Common White-Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Common White-Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Common White-Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Common White-Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Common White-Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Common White-Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Common White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Common White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Common White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Common White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Common White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Common White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Common White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Common White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Common White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Common White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Common White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Common White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Common White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Common White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Common White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Common White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
Christidis and Boles (2008): Systematics and Taxonomy of Australian Birds:
White Tern ( Gygis alba)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Gygis blanche ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Common White-Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Common White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Common White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Common White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Common White Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Common White-Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Common White-Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Common White-Tern ( Gygis alba) [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Gygis [alba or microrhyncha] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Catalan: Xatrac blanc, Xatrac blanc comú
Czech: Nody belostný, nody bělostný
Danish: Atlantisk Silketerne
German: Feenseeschwalbe
Maldivian: Dondheeni
English: Atlantic White Tern, Atlantic White-Tern, Atoll Tern, Common Fairy Tern, Common White Tern, Common White-Tern, Fairy Tern, White Noddy, White Tern
Spanish: Charrán Blanco, Charrán blanco común, Gaviotín albo, Gaviotín Níveo, Golondrina-boba Blanca
Spanish (Chile): Gaviotín albo
Spanish (Colombia): Gaviotín Níveo
Spanish (Costa Rica): Charrán Blanco
Spanish (Mexico): Golondrina-boba Blanca
Spanish (Panama): Gaviotín Blanco
Spanish (Peru): Gaviotín Blanco
Estonian: haldjastiir
Finnish: Keijutiira
French: Gygis blanc, Gygis blanche, Sterne blanche
Hawaiian: Manu-o-Kū
Croatian: Bijela čigra
Hungarian: tündércsér
Indonesian: Burung Dara Laut Putih, Burung Dara-laut Putih, Camar putih mata cincin, Daralaut Putih
Italian: Sterna bianca, Sterna bianca comune
Japanese: shiro aji-sashi, shiroajisashi, Shiro-ajisashi
Japanese: シロアジサシ
Japanese (Kanji): 白鯵刺
Scientific: Anous albus, Gygis alba, Gygis alba alba, Sterna alba
Lithuanian: Baltoji fėja
Latvian: baltais zīriņš
Malay: Burung Camar Putih
Dutch: Opaalstern, Witte Stern
Norwegian: Silketerne
Polish: rybitwa biala, rybitwa biała
Pinyin: bái xuán-ōu, bái yàn-ōu
Portuguese: Grazina, trinta-réis-branco
Portuguese (Brazil): Grazina, trinta-réis-branco
Portuguese (Portugal): Grazina
Rarotongan: Kākāia
Russian: Белая крачка
Slovak: gygis biely
Samoan: manu sina
Serbian: Bela čigra
Swedish: Fetärna
Turkish: Sütbeyaz Sumru
Tahitian: itata'e
Ukrainian: Крячок білий
Vietnamese: Chim Nhàn trắng, Nhàn trắng
Chinese: 白燕鸥, 白玄鸥
Chinese (Traditional): 白燕鷗, 白玄鷗

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